With online searches for dog adoption increasing +203% over the last year (spiking with each national lockdown), animal care course provider Oxbridge has used online data to discover the UK’s Most and Least Adopted Dog Breeds.

Using search data from Google, Oxbridge has revealed the most and least adopted breeds, analysed trends over time and by region, and looked into those dogs most commonly rehomed.

With 110 average searches per month Cockapoo, Dachshund, French Bulldog and Greyhound took joint top spot in Manchester. These selections mirrored the national trend as the four breeds made up the top 4 most searched across the country.

Whippet (90) was the next most popular followed by Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever and Pug (70). Making up the top 10 was the Beagle (50).

Claire Barber, Animal Care Specialist at Oxbridge commented, “Although it’s heartening to see such a healthy rise in animal adoption as a result of the pandemic, it’s clear many animals are being overlooked based on their breed alone. Those looking to adopt might also consider less popular breeds, which are desperately in need of a good home.”



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